Putting an end to homelessness coast to coast

Tim Richter of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness talks about the need to tackle poverty and policy with committed leadership

Putting an end to homelessness coast to coastTim Richter is president and CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. What is the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and what does it do? Richter: The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is a charity founded here in Calgary in 2011 that leads a national movement of communities working together to end homelessness in…

Repeat home sale prices continue to fall in Calgary and Edmonton

In Calgary, the index fell by 0.8%, for a cumulative decline of 3.2%; in Edmonton, it fell by 0.1%, for a cumulative drop of 3.5%

Repeat home sale prices continue to fall in Calgary and EdmontonThe Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index, which looks at prices of repeat home sales, was down 0.4 per cent across Canada in February from the previous month. “Except for the recession year of 2009, it was the largest February decline in 19 years of index history,” said Marc Pinsonneault, senior economist of the…

Commercial real estate investment up in Calgary, Edmonton

Altus Group report predicts similar growth in both cities in 2019

Commercial real estate investment up in Calgary, EdmontonCommercial real estate investment in the Calgary and Edmonton markets increased in 2018, according to a new report by the Altus Group, a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the industry. In the fourth quarter of  2018, the Calgary market saw $1.2 billion in commercial sales, bringing the annual total…

Unemployment rates rise in Calgary and Edmonton

Nationally, 55,900 jobs were created in February and employment was up 369,100 on an annual basis

Unemployment rates rise in Calgary and EdmontonUnemployment rates in the Calgary and Edmonton regions rose in February, according to data released Friday by Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported that the unemployment rate in the Calgary census metropolitan area jumped from 7.3 per cent in January to 7.6 per cent in February. The Edmonton census metropolitan area climbed from 6.4 per…

Housing starts plunge in Calgary and Edmonton regions

Housing starts for single-detached properties down 30% year over year in the Calgary region, 36% in the Edmonton area

Housing starts plunge in Calgary and Edmonton regionsFebruary was not a good month for homebuilders in Calgary and Edmonton when it came to the construction of new single-detached homes. Data released Friday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. indicated housing starts for single-detached properties were down 30 per cent year over year in the Calgary census metropolitan area to 207 units. In…

Calgary, Edmonton head in opposite directions for building permits

Calgary reached $489.7 million in January. Edmonton permit values declined to $287 million

Calgary, Edmonton head in opposite directions for building permitsThe Calgary and the Edmonton regions were headed in opposite directions when it came to the value of building permits issued in January. According to data released on Thursday by Statistics Canada, the Calgary census metropolitan area reached $489.7 million in building permits for the month, up 14 per cent from December and a hike…

Dedicated to Edmonton’s growth and success

Derek Hudson of Edmonton Economic Development Corp. talks about his organization's vision and why the city is on the rise

Dedicated to Edmonton’s growth and successDerek Hudson is CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corp. What’s the vision, mission and purpose of Edmonton Economic Development Corp.? Hudson: The purpose of Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC) is to build a prosperous and resilient Edmonton economy by best positioning our city to drive key elements of economic success. EEDC is a unique model in…

Get the most out of your home renovation

Keith Riley of RenovationFind says Albertans are still renovating, but they want quality and value for their money. His company can help

Get the most out of your home renovationKeith Riley is owner/CEO of RenovationFind. Tell me what RenovationFind is and does? Riley: RenovationFind is the solution to offering homeowners the best of the best for their home improvement and renovation projects. We are a free online directory, RenovationFind.com, connecting homeowners with certified contractors and companies that are pre-screened and continually monitored on seven…

Pembina announces $4.5B petrochemical facility for Alberta

Facility near Edmonton is expected to be in service in mid-2023, subject to environmental and regulatory approvals

Pembina announces $4.5B petrochemical facility for AlbertaCalgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. announced on Monday that it’s proceeding with a $4.5-billion Alberta project with joint venture partner Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait. The partnership will construct a 550,000-tonne-per-year integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant and polypropylene (PP) upgrading facility near Edmonton. “The PDH/PP facility will be strategically located in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, adjacent to Pembina's Redwater…

Edmonton ranks as top city in Canada for youth employment

Calgary 13th in an index that measures a variety of factors, including education, entrepreneurship and affordability

Edmonton ranks as top city in Canada for youth employmentEdmonton is rated as the top city for youth to work in the inaugural YouthfulCities Urban Work Index, the first of its kind to look specifically at urban work in Canada Calgary ranked 13th. The index, which was released on Monday, was funded by RBC Future Launch and ranks 21 Canadian cities based on 48…